Benzodiazepine & MAT Conference Videos Available From IRETA

On February 9, 2012 the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, the Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions (IRETA), and Community Care Behavioral Health hosted a kickoff conference in Philadelphia that will lead to working guidelines for the management of benzodiazepines in medication-assisted treatment.

Recorded presentations from the conference are now available to view online. Experts in the field discuss local rates of concurrent use, the perspective of primary care, pregnancy, patient education, co-occurring disorders, and more. A total of 18 videos are available to view including: 

  • Jane C. Maxwell, PhD: Epidemiology, Morbidity and Mortality for Benzodiazepine Use
  •  James Schuster, MD, MBA: Rates of Benzodiazepine Use in Medication-Assisted Treatment
  •  Laura F. McNicholas, MD, PhD: Clinical Management of the Benzodiazepine-dependent Patient
  •  Karol Kaltenbach, PhD: Benzodiazepines and the Pregnant Patient: Special Challenges
  •  Peter R. Cohen, MD: Guidelines for Treating OMT Patients with Benzodiazepines

Source: Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions – November 2012